Attackers trick 162000 WordPress sites into launching DDoS attack

Security researchers have uncovered a recent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that used at least 162,000 WordPress-powered websites to knock another site offline.

The technique made it possible for an attacker with modest resources to greatly amplify the bandwidth at its disposal. By sending spoofed Web requests

Read the complete story: http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/03/more-than-162000-legit-wordpress-sites-abused-in-powerful-ddos-attack/